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Nolan Confident He Can Make Step Up
Wednesday, 8th Aug 2018 12:57

New midfielder Jon Nolan is confident he can make the step up to Championship level following his move from League One Shrewsbury along with central defender Toto Nsiala. The pair, both 26, have signed three-year deals, with the club having an option for a further season, for a joint-fee approaching the £2 million mark plus add-ons and a sell-on clause.

“Obviously having the gaffer here, Doigy [assistant manager Chris Doig] and Skitty [physio Chris Skitt] makes the process of settling in easier,” Nolan told iFollow Ipswich.

“I loved working with the manager last year and I’m looking forward to getting going at Ipswich now. It’s an exciting opportunity for me.

“I know about the Championship from watching on TV and generally being involved in football and I had a quick look at the fixtures and it’s a really tough league.

“The players will be better, they will be fitter so I’ve got to match that and work hard and show my quality on game day.

“I know it’s a step up for me and I’ve got something to prove to everyone. I had to do that in League One last season and I felt I did well.

“Now I’ve got to do it in the Championship but I’m confident I can do that. I just want to get going now and do my best for Ipswich Town.”

Having been with Everton’s academy as a youngster, Huyton-born Nolan spent time with Stockport County, Lincoln City and Wrexham (loan) before joining Hurst's Grimsby in January 2016 prior to moving on to Chesterfield that summer.

A year later Hurst took him to Shrewsbury where Nolan scored nine times in 55 starts last season.

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thechangingman added 12:59 - Aug 8
Welcome to the club! These are positive days for us and it's starting to look like a very good season in the making...

floridaboy added 13:04 - Aug 8
Welcome. All you need to do is score the winner against the Canaries and you will guarantee cult status!

AbujaBlue added 13:23 - Aug 8
Welcome to ITFC! Hope they both settle in quickly.

Doigy and Skitty - MM would be proud!

carlo88 added 13:24 - Aug 8

backinbeige added 13:27 - Aug 8
Huge missed opportunity that physio Chris Skitt is known as Skitty and not Skittles.

Reminds me of Wayne Rooney's peers opting to call him Wazza. I assume the thought process was less "whats a clever play on words on Gazza" and more "...well we can't call him Wayne-y or Rooney-y...".

backinbeige added 13:29 - Aug 8
At least go for Roonaldo, or if you're over an arm's length away, Fat Roonaldo

Palestine added 13:33 - Aug 8
Or surely 'Roons'

Gilesy added 13:36 - Aug 8
Watching that video - he scored a lot of goals for Blackpool.

itfcsince1974 added 13:38 - Aug 8
Welcome Jon. Looking forward to watching you play.

OwainG1992 added 17:24 - Aug 8
Haha Doigy and Skitty. Mick will be wishing he had them.

KiwiBlue2 added 03:09 - Aug 9
Great attitude and clearly hungry. No room for complacency in Hurst's teams which is great to see.

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